Yung Rapunxel — better known as Azealia Banks — just dropped her new tune, “Chasing Time,” via SoundCloud. The track has a dance-pop edge, lending some of it’s floor-ready qualities to early ’90s-era house melodies. But there’s an awkwardly placed and performed flow from the femcee that’s jacks the tune up a few beats. That is complemented with a less-than-perfect vocal on the chorus and the bridge. But despite sounding off-beat, knowing Azealia, the mood is purposeful to give the lyrics of a love lost more impact.
And despite the moodiness, this is a house groove that will make you move.
No stranger to the dance floors, Azealia has been making cuts for people to dance to well before her 1991 EP came out a few years ago and ever since. But will this track appear on her long-delayed, forever upcoming album Broke with Expensive Tastes?